Course Description: This course is designed for high-intermediate students in English as a Foreign language.
Course Objective: During this session students will enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while exploring the following themes: The information age, putting the mind to work and generally speaking. They will also explore grammatical structures such as Passive of present continuous, present perfect, future, negative tag questions for giving opinions, reduced relative clauses, non-relative clauses as sentence modifiers, clauses and phrases showing contrast and exception, and past habitual.
Approach: Language is a creative and constantly evolving tool for communication. It is best acquired when a communicative and cooperative approach is taken with a focus on forms, dynamic activities, technology integration, and ample student practice time.
Methodology: We highly encourageample task-oriented practice time in pairs, trios and groups as well as the use of eclectic methodologies to enhance student learning.
We strongly suggest the following inside-classroom dynamics: warm up activities, mingling activities, pantomime / gestures, role playing, rotating dialogues, chain drills, elicitation, self / peer correction, cooperative learning, and individual pronunciation correction as applicable to the course.
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the session, the student will be able to:
Produce conditional sentences which predict, persuade, or speculate
Recognize words and forms that signal differences between present, past, and future events
Compose a brief composition demonstrating acceptable structure, mechanics, and tense
Demonstrate control of a developing range of vocabulary
Identify the main idea and supporting details of a reading passage
Respond to an idea in a reading selection using new vocabulary